Trade fair K 2019: New composite materials: bio-based, functionalized and with high mechanical strength

Milestone in the development of new material systems

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Thanks to their wide range of possible applications, traditional fiber composites are popular materials in manufacturing – despite their relatively high production and disposal costs. These drawbacks can now be avoided with a new self-reinforced composite material made of polylactide (PLA), which was developed as part of the »Bio4self« project with the participation of the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT. It is bio-based, easy to recycle and cheaper to produce – making it ideal for use in sporting, automotive and medical applications.